Since ancient times, mirrors have been viewed as place where the dual worlds of soul and self merge. In ancient Mexico, polished obsidian mirrors were viewed as magical portals through which sorcerers traveled to reach the world of the gods. The fictitious mirror of 18th-century author, Oliver Goldsmith, revealed the inner workings of the mind rather than the surface. In the 21st century, our reflections may obscure rather than uncover the truths we once searched for. Through technology, we can recreate ourselves and the world around us. We see our altered, perfected reflections in our photos, on our web cams, and in advertising. Images may come to show not necessarily our realities, but visions of the world that we prefer.
Multiple environmental crises are increasingly inescapable at both transnational and local levels and the role of the humanities in addition to technology and politics is more and more recognized as central for exploring and finding solutions. Representations of nature’s agency have become central to many studies conducted in literature, culture studies, philosophy, history, sociology or political science. This conference aims to explore the relationship between the physical environment and text in its broader meaning as well as analyse the social concerns raised by environmental crises.
Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Surveillance in Education
sava saheli singh (University of Ottawa)
Chris Gilliard (Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School)
Chanta Palmer (Lehman College, CUNY)
Call for submissions URL: https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/call-for-submissions/
Bilingual, themed issue.
This panel invites papers exploring new subjects and approaches in the field of cognitive literary studies and, especially, cognitive poetics. We are interested in investigations of both the formal and the cultural/historical convergence of literary and cognitive research. What poems, novels, stories, etc. could be newly read and understood with the aid of insights and frameworks borrowed from such disciplines as experimental psychology and neuroscience? But also, why is it that literary scholars can turn to cognitive theories as plausible hermeneutical models in the first place? Where does the resonance between the concerns of writers and scientists, which today we seem to take for granted, come from?
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 93rd Annual Conference from November 4-6, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, afrofuturism, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South, its history, culture, or locale intersects in some way.
Sillages Critiques Special Issue
Call for Papers
After Nineteen Eighty-Four: British Dystopias, from 1984 to the present day
Conferenc Online: 20-21 May 2021
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
M.A. Marlena Hetman - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
17-18 June 2021 - ONLINE (via Zoom)
All details: https://www.migration-conference.info/
Deadline for proposals: 23 May 2021
CFP: Migration, Adaptation and Memory
How do we remember and represent our migration experiences? Who is involved in these processes? How does history remember these events? What helps migrants and societies to adapt? The significance of these and related questions have made their way into our daily lives, from the refugee crisis to policy decisions, individual psychotherapy to (re)building identities, communities, and memories.
Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the most prominent advocates of anarchism during his adult life, but also a famous intellectual and activist in Europe and further afield. In this centenary year of his death, we welcome you to join us for a discussion about his legacy, influence and relevance today. This conference will discuss his life and his work, but also his afterlife. Since February 1921, the world has lived without Kropotkin, but in many ways his ideas and his legacy persist. This conference seeks to specify, debate, contest, and carry on that legacy.
On Feb. 2–4, 2022, The Huntington will host an onsite conference in San Marino, California to celebrate the publication centennial of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In tandem with the conference, The Huntington will host an exhibition on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century, including a newly acquired series of engraved maps derived from Ulysses, made by the artist David Lilburn.
The First National Conference on Modern Technology & English Language Teaching (MTELT) aims to bring Iranian EFL scholars, researchers and teachers together to exchange and share their experiences within COVID-19 pandemic and research findings on technology-assisted language learning and teaching of English in Iran. This virtual event can provide an opportunity for all to network and present their research findings to a national and worldwide EFL/ESL professional community. An additional goal of the conference is to issue a collection of scientific articles by researches with cross-disciplinary interests related to the conference theme.
Feminism(s) in the Age of Covid-19 and Beyond: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Friday, 24 September 2021
Dr Heejung Chung (University of Kent)
Prof Alison Phipps (University of Sussex)
Call for chapters.
This is a call for any scholar and Early Career Researcher interested in taking part in a project whose final aim is to publish an edited book about Romanticism and art in Latin America.
This project intends to reappraise the development of Romanticism in Latin America from a critical perspective incorporating feminism, decolonial thinking, Marxism, LGBTI studies, Queer theory, among others, in the analysis of this phenomenon’s main topics. Thereby, those proposals with a particular emphasis on the impact of issues such as class, gender, and race on the visual representation of landscape, nature and people will be very well received.
One year later, a “return to normal” remains the pandemic’s most enduring political promise, a token of hope to hedge against continued death and precarity. Held within this recursive promise, however, is a prima facie condition that deserves interrogation. What, exactly, is the “normal” to which we will return? Will capitalism and its attendant crises no longer demand our attention absent a continual state of emergency? The coherence and stability of the “normal” eludes us; Georges Canguilhem sees the normal as itself a chimeric category, one which, from the perspective of medicine and science, is not so distant from the “pathological” it is meant to foil.
Invites papers and other presentations that use philosophical approaches to engage with any aesthetic and/or cultural phenomena, including but not limited to literature, music, film, art and media; event, identity, time and place. Particular consideration for proposals that focus on the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction.”
This session invites proposals that bring a vibrant range of science, technology, and network perspectives to the Midwest MLA 2021 conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.”
Consider submitting a proposal to "The Big Hoax"
Abstract Submission: https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals
Conference Date: October 22 and 23, 2021
Location: Due to uncertainties around travel due to the pandemic, this year’s conference will be fully virtual.
Hosts: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning, Humber College, and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)
Keynote Speaker: Pankaj Mishra (http://www.pankajmishra.com/about/)
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS — “BIO AND PSYCHE: READING THE SYMPTOMATIC BODY”
A Virtual Symposium and Workshop Series
Humanities Research Center
Rice University, Houston TX
After a year on Zoom, our bodies have become clear indicators of the disjointed embodiment of the pandemic condition. The lingering effects of COVID-19 blur the boundaries between our biology and psyche. Beyond a philosophical analysis of the mind-body problem, embodied minds and mindful bodies challenge us to find new ways of reading symptoms. What are our bodies telling us?
We are excited to announce the launch of and call for papers for a new peer-reviewed, open-access online journal, Artifact & Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology. We invite scholars, curators, and practitioners from art history, film and media studies, library and information science, science and technology studies, and related fields to contribute articles on the history, theory, aesthetics, and practice of media objects, broadly conceived.
Many Regimes of Capital in the Postdigital Age
We are delighted to announce the return of the Technology and Socialization conference series.
Due to Covid-19 situation we decided that the conference Many Regimes of Capital in the Postdigital Age will be held fully online. New date for the conference is 21-22 October 2021, with abstracts due May 31 2021.
We are also glad to inform you that new keynote speakers confirmed their attendance in our conference. All details and the full Call for Papers can be found below.
We are waiting for your submissions and hope to see you again soon!
CALL FOR PAPERS
CFP – FES 10 (2022)
Aftermaths. Vulnerable Times, Vanishing Places, Toxic Erasures
We are happy to invite students, professors and researchers from all over the world to contribute with original articles and studies to our latest number of the CONCEPT academic journal, published by the “I.L. Caragiale” National University of Theater and Film in Bucharest, with the topic ART, CULTURE AND CENSORSHIP.
Attached you will find the Call for papers and Guidelines for authors. We would be grateful if you could disseminate them among your students and colleagues. ***
CALL FOR PAPERS
Concept vol. 21 no. 1/ 2021
ARTĂ, CULTURĂ & CENZURĂ
ART, CULTURE & CENSORSHIP
Call for Abstracts: Edited Volume on Medical Culture in East Asian Cinema and Media
Editors: Ling Zhang (SUNY Purchase College), Yuqian Yan (Washington University in St. Louis), and Pao-chen Tang (University of Manchester)
Messengers from the Stars: Episode VI
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
November 25-26, 2021
Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses
Science Fiction and Fantasy are lasting fields of inquiring into today’s world. They have become privileged means to question issues of aesthetic, ethical, political, social, economic, environmental and historical nature with high impact on contemporary societies. They have promoted hot-button issues and rich critical debates in literature as well as in cinema, TV, and videogames among other media.
A Therapy of Things? Materiality and Psychoanalysis in Literature and the Visual Arts
Workshop at the Department of German Studies/English and American Studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
03.12.2021 & 10.12.2021 (online)